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Proposed Georgetown Waterfront Park Gonna Be Sweet?

by Prince Of Petworth January 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm 10 Comments

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While we’re on the topic of Georgetown, I thought I’d ask about the proposed waterfront park. Anyone know when it’s supposed to be completed? One of the few things I miss about living in DC is that we’re kinda far away from the beach. But if we had some sweet waterfront parks I think that would scratch what itches me. Anyone else looking forward to this park being completed?

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  • One of my favorite places to ride my bike to. can’t wait.

  • Anonymous

    hasnt it been completed for a few months now?

  • Prince Of Petworth

    One small section has but there is still a huge section fenced off that looks like it hasn’t been touched (photographed above).

  • SG

    In a word: YES

  • Office of Planning

    Looks like it’s a donor supported project and completion depends on fundraising efforts. At least according to their site: http://www.georgetownwaterfrontpark.org/help_complete.html

  • Jackie

    I’m pretty sure when I was down there a few months ago I saw a sign that said “Coming Spring 2008”. As far as I could tell most of the things that were being “worked on” were half done and being used as skate board ramps by a bunch of kids.

  • Jay Reeder

    The (new and excellent) Georgetown Metropolitan blog has the full scoop:

    http://georgetownmetropolitan.com/2008/12/26/georgetown-waterfront-phase-ii/

    Bottom line: first part of the park is done (converting the ugly old parking lot into a park), second part (remodeling the old existing park) will be done in 2010.

  • Morgan

    When I was a waitress in Georgetown back in the 90’s I use to park in that parking lot. It was so rotten down there.

    I bike and jog and am so happy they took that parking lot back and are making it a park. I’ve been very excited about it (I just wish it didn’t have a freeway above it). the park is pretty cool already but I can’t wait until the water steps are done too.

  • ET

    The freeway along the Potomac and Anacostia in SE/SWhave totally ruined much of the neighborhoods that live directly near (and under) them. Glad to see the city is finally trying to reclaim them as actual places to go as opposed to scary places to avoid.

  • zoom268

    I miss the old parking lot $12 for the entire day…..sad.

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